Book Read! A Visit from the Goon Squad
First sentence:”It began the usual way, in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel.”
P. 99: “Bennie went around to the other side of the wet black oval of his desk.”
Last sentence: “But it was another girl, young and new to the city, fiddling with her keys.”
This was one of those books that got a lot of attention, so I decided I had to read it. But it didn’t work for me! I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and I didn’t get interested in the story at all. Maybe because Egan jumps with each chapter to a different main character and viewpoint and a different period in time, past and present. However, I thought the chapter brought as a PowerPoint presentation worked well.
This is the 6th book I read for the Buy One Book And Read It 2011! Challenge. And with this I completed this challenge.